Yesterday the remnants of tropical storm Ike came through - sometimes at 60+ miles an hour (notice the shingles on the church lifting up)!
Ike promptly knocked out our electricity, so we had to improvise when it came to cooking dinner (and the headlamps from Anna came in VERY handy - thank you again!).
As the electricity was out, we had to do something else for dinner. The apartment complex does not allow BBQs, so ... this was a surprisingly efficient substitute. The hot dogs actually got quite hot, and even had grill marks on them. :)
It even worked to boil water for tea this afternoon, and I was going to use the candles again for dinner tonight, but the power came back on just before I was going to light them. Bummer. (jk)
And today, to occupy myself with no electricity (a fun word to spell, by the way), I took random pictures of my tea, the apartment ....... You might get to see a few more later.